Vera Fish, 93, a resident of Hodgdon Green and a longtime resident of Newcastle, died the morning of May 4, 2010, at her residence, after a period of failing health, with her family at her side.

Vera was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Friendship, the daughter of Stacy and Mildred Burns Simmons. She attended Friendship schools and Lincoln Academy after her family moved to Newcastle.

She married Arthur Fish, and while residing in Newcastle, she raised her family and assisted her husband in operating his express trucking company, Art’s Express, for many years.

Vera was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Damariscotta and was active in many community projects.

She was devoted to her family and cherished her close ties to her five sisters and her brother, Lowell, who was killed in action during World War II. After raising her three children, Vera became an enthusiastic grandmother. Her camp on Biscay Pond was a magical part of summer vacations for every grandchild. Adored by all for her warmth and wonderful sense of humor, Vera leaves a legacy of treasured memories.

Vera was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Fish.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Hanks of Winter Harbor and Sandra Redimaker of South Berwick; her son, Vaughan Fish of Bremen; her sisters, Beatrice Kaler of Waldoboro and Scarborough and Gloria Knipe of New Harbor; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Vera’s life will be held Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery on Church Street in Damariscotta. A gathering is to follow at Hodgdon Green.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro. Condolences to the family may be made to hallfh@myfairpoint.net. Donations in Vera’s memory may be made to the Elder Care Network, Activities Fund, Hodgdon Green, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543.